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Indian Paintbrush

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 12 August 2019 in Plant & Nature.

Commonly known as Indian paintbrush or prairie-fire, is a genus of about 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes, northern Asia, and one species as far west as the Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia.
The flowers of Indian paintbrush are edible, and were consumed in moderation by various Native American tribes as a condiment with other fresh greens. These plants have a tendency to absorb and concentrate selenium in their tissues from the soils in which they grow, and can be potentially very toxic if the roots or green parts of the plant are consumed. Highly alkaline soils increase the selenium levels in the plants. Indian paintbrush has similar health benefits to consuming garlic if only the flowers are eaten in small amounts and in moderation.

These are growing wild in the field near my house.

NIKON D5500 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 250 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is wonderful...

12 Aug 2019 5:18am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What magnificent red flowers! I don't now this flowers

12 Aug 2019 5:21am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Beautiful flowers!

12 Aug 2019 5:26am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure lives up to the name !

12 Aug 2019 7:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

cette fleur est une découverte pour moi

12 Aug 2019 7:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well documented. I would like to try them :)

12 Aug 2019 9:09am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

The plants do not only have a nice colour, but are also healthy.

12 Aug 2019 10:05am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un joli bouquet de fleurs !

12 Aug 2019 10:10am

Devi from Chennai, India them against the green leaves !Would love to taste them sometime :))))

12 Aug 2019 10:34am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is a great look at these flowers with a great name.

12 Aug 2019 10:58am

Rose from United States

So beautiful!

12 Aug 2019 12:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The red really pops against the green. Lovely

12 Aug 2019 12:56pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur rouge et belle touffe très bien présentée
Belle soirée

12 Aug 2019 4:20pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful flower image.

12 Aug 2019 5:02pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful color that appears to glow in the subtle light! Great capture!

12 Aug 2019 6:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful color of these flowers. The look to have much more showy blossoms than ours here. A gorgeous image.

12 Aug 2019 7:22pm

❀ Anna from Mother earth, Netherlands

Love it, Barbara !!!
Stunning colors...

12 Aug 2019 8:03pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition .

12 Aug 2019 8:07pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

So beautiful!

12 Aug 2019 8:34pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a vivid color palette


13 Aug 2019 3:21pm

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1/125 second
ISO 250
150 mm (35mm equiv.)